Many people are now working from home and earning quite a lot in $ and Rupees. So far as the family is happy with the high income, everything seems fine at the front but problems begin to show when there is too much stress of work at home as well as house responsibilities. Like in office you leave the office and go home, not the same for home offices, here you have to live with your work! Bickering and argumenst due to over loading of energy drain with the couple by working at home office seems to tatke its toll on health and peace as well as harmony of the family.
Feng shui for home office is very important and following simple feng shui rules will help you to get your peace of mind and happiness back within your family.
1- Your home office must be in a separate room if possible if not try to have a partition, either of wood or cloth or convertible collapsible one also will do the purpose. The feng shui reason here is to divide the energy of your work from the family energy, otherwise all the work stress gets transferred to your home relationships. You may also have some green plants lucky bamboo , snake plant, jade plant or peace lily plant to act as air purifiers and energy boosters in your home office.
2- Keep your home office organized with cabinets and drawers that accommodate all your work materials. Do not carry, spread , your files, papers, documents all over the home place. Stationary and all required resources must be available in your home office and you need not go searching for a pin or stapler in your home drawers.
3- When both or more home family members are working together see that each member has a place to sit, this will minimize power struggles in your home. If the home office is small try to divide timings for every member to work comfortably in the home office at different timings.
4- Take timely breaks when working from home. This has been found the most important reason why there is lot of stress in many couples who are working from home. Office breaks give compulsory timely rest but at home there are no rules and people often end up working for long hours without breaks, which results in energy drain and tiredness leading to small irritable clashes which may end up with bigger fights.
5- Feng shui theory based on the five elements and the progressive circle of elements guides to set up your home office in the best position of your home. South east being the area of wealth and prosperity is the best for your office table but all other areas are also good if you can add up with feng shui elements according to the energy of that section. For e.g north section benefits with metal and water, now if possible have a small fish tank with gold fishes, hang a beautiful painting of fishes or water fall, or have golden coins or metal artefact to uplift the energy of your home office and bring in more wealth. Likewise if the area of your home office is in east have a wooden table and a green plant to bring in wealth and success energy to your home office. Feng shui paintings and healing paintings help to attract positive energy to your life for prosperity and harmony.
|Work Table Space activated with art|
|Healing art for work space table|
7- Remove all symbols of work from your home spaces, especially bedroom where you unwind after the day for rest and sleep. This leads to stress at work and you are bound to think of work all the time even when resting as the symbols of work, your laptop ,PC computer and papers or files are kept in front of you always. Learn to pack up each day after work is finished even though you are not reporting to anyone. Cover your electronic gadgets and home office materials with any cloth if you cannot clear off everything at all times.
8- Keep your work space clutter free. Clutter in any form is very bad in feng shui. It blocks your finances and progress. Invisible clutter has been found to be the main cause of many losses in work form home businesses. Remove all old failed business work symbols from your present home office. people often try to keep all stored failed business papers, files of rejected jobs portfolios and refusal letters of jobs. If you need these for referral keep them stored in files away from your sight as these make you remember of rejections and thus you feel demotivated to work.
Follow simple feng shui rules and have peace of mind while earning more and working from your home office.
All the Best from Rizwana!